Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)foundation will spend Kshs. 100 million this year to offer Secondary school scholarships to students from poor background.
Speaking during the scholarship interviews conducted to pupils who completed 2015 KCPE exams waiting to join form one this year, KCB foundation Director Jane Mwangi, said 240 students are expected to benefit from the exercise which kicked off Saturday and 40 positions slated for students with disabilities.
“Scholarships will provide financial relief to needy but bright students from financially constrained background.” Mwangi said
She said despite the Ministry of Education’s efforts to regulate school fees and make Secondary School affordable, there is evidence that many Kenyan house holds still are not able to afford the fees.
She said that 2,000 students were expected to turn up in various exercises in Nairobi ,Kiambu and Nairobi.